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Announcement from Near Eastern Languages & Civilization: 

NEAR E 268 A: Introduction To The Silk Road (Summer A) 

Introduces students to the Silk Road as a site of cultural exchange between peoples, and of political, economic, and intellectual exchange between regions and continents. Themes include ecology, empire, ethnicity, language, religion, and the arts. Considers the Silk Road as a forerunner and symbol of modern globalization. Offered: jointly with JSIS A 268.

NEAR E 266 A: The Modern Middle East And Central Asia (Summer B) 

Ethnographic overview of Muslim societies in the middle east and central Asia from various anthropological perspectives. Examines the unity and diversity of Muslim communities and acquaints students with the significant linguistic, cultural, and political diversity of Muslim societies. Helps students develop an understanding of Islam as a lived experience.

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Announcement from the UW College of Education: EDUC 171: Math for Upper Elementary and Middle Grades Teachers   Summer, 2017, A-term
 Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 8 – 11:30 
(5 credits, Letter-graded)   This course aims to deepen your knowledge of mathematics in a manner that would allow you to become a thoughtful and confident teacher of mathematics in the upper elementary or middle grades.
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Announcement from UW Near Eastern Languages & Civilization:  NEAR E 429: Islamic Mystical Literature    (5 credits) Tuesday-Thursday 1:10-3:20 Condon Hall 141 SLN Number 12514   An overview of the development of mystical and spiritual literature in the Islamic world as it functions within the institutional structure of Sufism, with representative readings from principal Sufi authors and poets, including Rabi‘a al-‘Adawiyah (d. 801 C.E.),Mansur al-Hallaj (d. 922 C.E.), Nizami Ganjavi (d. 1209 C.E.), Farid al-Din ‘Attar (d, 1221 C.E.), and Jalal al-Din Rumi (d. 1273 C.E.). This quarter, the course will focus on Arabic and, to a lesser extent, Persian language and literature. Since this is a NE prefix course (not an ARAB or PERS course) we will only be reading texts in English translation.    Therefore, no knowledge of Arabic (or any other language except English) is required
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Announcement from UW Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences: 

New 2 credit Term A course in Speech and Hearing Sciences this summer!  Of particular interest to undergraduate and graduate students interested in language development and ASD. Recommended for students in SPHSC, Education, Special Education, Psychology, and Linguistics.

SPHSC 449C: Special Studies in Speech Pathology & Audiology
Language Development in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
2 credits
Term A
Dr. Sara Kover, Assistant Professor
Neurodevelopmental Disorders Language & Learning Lab
Course Time...

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Announcement of UW Department of Astrology: 

Looking for a great way to earn Natural World (NW) or Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning (QSR) credits this summer? Consider taking an astronomy class from one of our award-winning instructors! Both classes are for the full Summer Quarter.

ASTR 101 – Introduction to Astronomy

Astronomy 101 will give you an introduction to stars, galaxies and the universe, with more emphasis on conceptual than on mathematical comprehension. The course covers modern theories, observations; ideas concerning nature, evolution of galaxies; quasars, stars, black holes, planets, and the solar system. Not open for credit to students who have taken ASTR 102 or ASTR 301; not open to upper-division students majoring in physical sciences or engineering.   

5 credits (NW, QSR)

ASTR 150 – The Planets

Astronomy 150 is for liberal arts and beginning science students. Survey of the planets of the solar system, with emphases on recent...

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Announcement from the UW School of Environmental & Forest Science: 

BSE 190A: Renewable Energy and Bioenergy

5 credits online class 
Summer quarter 2017
A term only, SLN 10602
NW and I/S credits
Prof. Renata Bura

Bioethanol: a promising alternative to fossil fuels or food crop- consuming boondoggle?
Biodiesel: fuel from french fries?
Wood: a renewable source of fuels and chemicals?

  • Take this class for answers to these questions and more! This is an introductory bioenergy course covering production of biofuels and biochemicals from biomass. 
  • The course is offered for non science and science students from any department and provides both NW and I/S credits.
  • 100% online class, all you need is a computer and internet access. 
  • Learn about bioenergy topics trending in the news...
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Announcement from the UW Career & Internship Center: 

Dear Huskies,

The Career and Internship Center is looking to recruit volunteers for the 2017 Summer Career Fair on Wednesday, June 14thfrom 2-5pm in HUB Ballrooms. We have shifts available from 9:30 am-7:00 pm (a requested time commitment of two hours please).

Why volunteer?

  • The Summer Career Fair is one of the best ways to network with employers. We will have over 60 employers on campus attending this event. As a volunteer, you’ll have unparalleled access with employers in attendance- and they’re all hiring!
  • If you need to fulfill volunteer hour requirements, look no further! Complete your hours with flexible shifts at this high-energy event.
  • Interested in Event Planning? As a volunteer, you’ll have the chance to work closely with our center’s Events Team. Learn the ins and outs about planning events, then put it on your resume!
  • It’s fun, and it’s a...
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Announcement from the UW Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards:

The time to apply for the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship program is this summer for rising seniors and those seeking to begin graduate study in Fall 2018.  The fellowship provides up to $47,500 annually for two years. The application will likely open in mid-June and close in mid-September. Our office is open all summer and we are happy to talk with students about this fellowship and support their applications. You can read more about the program online at

*As an additional note, UW’s own Hamda Yusuf (class of 2016) was named a 2016 Rangel Fellow and is set to begin her graduate studies this coming autumn. You’ll find her picture and can read a little bit about her study plans on our website at

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Announcement from the U.S.-Mexico Forum for Cooperation, Understanding, and Solidarity (FoCUS):

The U.S.-Mexico Forum for Cooperation, Understanding, and Solidarity (FoCUS) is a program organized jointly by Stanford University and the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). The program offers an opportunity to students get to get involved in the initiative.

US-Mex FoCUS is dedicated to promoting positive U.S.-Mexico relations by fostering communication and mutual
understanding among future leaders. Our goal is to create a network of students who are already addressing
social, political, economic or technological issues; and bring them together to discuss and create proposals with
the potential to influence bilateral affairs. We are seeking to assemble a diverse group of young leaders from
across the United States and Mexico to connect at our biannual summits in Silicon Valley and Mexico City. ...

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Announcement from the UW School of Environmental and Forest Science: 

Looking for a fun and interesting summer course?  Consider ESRM 210 – Soils, an A-term course providing NW credit.  Two field trips provide hands-on experience in the physical, chemical, and biological properties of soil.  Includes soil morphology and genesis, plant nutrition and nutrient cycling, and the application of soil properties to environmental concerns.

ESRM 210 - Intro to Soils

“The nation that destroys its soil, destroys itself.” -­-­-­ Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Learn about the physical, chemical, and biological properties that affect distribution and use patterns of this important ecosystem component. This course includes soil morphology and genesis, plant nutrition and nutrient cycling, soil water, microbiology, and application of soil properties to environmental concerns.

Summer Quarter, 2017 -­ A Term
Fulfills NW | 5 Credits MTW 8:30-­10:40AM

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